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There is an excellently sited but recently largely unused football pitch just south of the Al Quds University near to the town of Abu Dis. Ever since the separation wall was build some fifty metres from the touchline most play has been banned by the Israeli authorities on the grounds of security. The last league …

Umbro has taken over the main sponsorship of Luton Town FC from Puma. RCIR welcomes this decision by the Luton club to drop Puma. It followed a major campaign by Luton activists for the club to establish a more morally defensible position. Over previous months it has been encouraging for campaigners to receive constructive responses …

Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) at https://bdsmovement.net/puma-agm Three days ahead of Puma’s annual shareholders meeting, activists held a successful action by contacting the Puma Board of Directors in three ways (the Covid pandemic meant physical action could not be undertaken): Social Media Storm: a twitter storm gave the following …

This letter was sent to emphasize our concerns before the 7 May 2020 Puma AGM. Support for Palestinian football. On 2 November 2019 I wrote to you to challenge PUMA’s sponsorship of the Israeli Football Association – sponsorship which we saw as supporting a racist endeavour and so damaging the PUMA brand. This letter is …

Activists had another very good day outside PUMA’s flagship store in Carnaby Street.  Not many potential purchasers got into the shop, and quite a few passers-by stopped to discuss what it was all about. It was gratifying to find some local shop assistants who wanted to come out and join us, but they had to …

Delta Galil Industries is among 112 companies found to have “enabled, facilitated and profited from” the growth of illegal settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories The German sportswear giant Puma has been the target of the Palestinian-led Boycott Puma campaign since October 2018 due to its kit sponsorship of the Israel Football Association (IFA). Palestinian …

Actions of fans of notorious Israeli football club caught on CCTV ahead of match against Palestinian town’s team This article by Mustafa Abu Sneineh first appeared on 16th Jan 2020 at https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/death-reinahs-people-israelis-attack-palestinian-village-ahead-match-beitar-Jerusalem. It indicates that current owner Moshe Hogeg will have a fight on his hands if he truly intends to enforce “zero tolerance for racism” …

Chester F.C end 8 year partnership with Puma Chester F.C yesterday announced they are ditching their long term kit supplier amid a growing international campaign to #BoycottPuma. The sportswear manufacturer is rapidly becoming a toxic brand over its complicity with Israeli war crimes, and Chester F.C previously indicated – in response to thousands of messages …

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